What is Gumtree South Africa And How Does It Work?

Gumtree is one of the popular online selling platforms in South Africa. It has grown to become a favorite South African entity since it was launched in 2005. The platform has really helped millions of people buy and sell millions of things. It is a place where everyone trusts, and it is also a familiar space that’s easy to access irrespective of the fact that you are using a mobile phone or a computer. 

Gumtree, in May 2005 was acquired by eBay’s classified group for an undisclosed fee. According to eBay, an amount of 81.6million was paid to get the acquisition of Gumtree, LoQuo and opusforum. 

How to create a Gumtree South Africa account?

Just like any other online platform you know, you need to create an account before you can use it and the creation of an account on Gumtree is very easy and simple. When you want to create an account, just visit gumtree.co.za. Click on “My Gumtree” on the top right corner of the site. Locate the tab labeled ‘Join Now’ from the drop-down after clicking on ‘My Gumtree’. Fill in the details to create the account. 

How to Register

To register, just visit gumtree.co.za and click on the ‘My Gumtree’ tab.

Click on join now and when the pop-up appears, just enter your username, email, and password and click on create account to create the account and register. Check your email for a confirmation email. Open the email and click on the link and activate your Gumtree account. After this, sign in using your email and password. 

How does Gumtree work?

As mentioned earlier, Gumtree is an online platform for selling used products, and these products range from cars to hardware supplies to furniture. If by any chance you want to trade something you don’t need anymore, just get on Gumtree, log into your account and post the product. 

How Safe Is Gumtree

According to statistics millions of people use Gumtree platform to trade and as at now the compnay is yet to experience any fradulent acts. As it stands now Gumtree has a safe and successful platform.

How to Sell on Gumtree

Selling on Gumtree is also easy and it is just like creating an account. To sell, you need to do the following; 

  • Create an ad for the product
  • Then select the category for the product
  • Set your selling location
  • Give a brief description of the product
  • You need to upload clear pictures of the product
  • Set the price and give it a title 
  • After doing the above, click on the post ad to post the ad. 

Once your ad is posted, all you have to do is to wait for potential buyers to contact you. 

How do I buy from Gumtree?

As a buyer who wants to buy from Gumtree, visit gumtree.co.za. When the page loads, 

go to the search box and type what you want to buy. You can select a category and a location

Once you are sure of the product, category and location, click on the search tab.

If the products are available, they will be loaded. You can as well filter the search by price. 

If you are certain about the product you want to buy, click on it for details to contact the seller. 

Buying and Selling on Gumtree South Africa

As one of the biggest online marketplaces in South Africa, you can actually buy and sell many products. These products are grouped into categories and some of the categories available are; 

  • Automotive Vehicles
  • Property
  • Jobs
  • Job Seekers
  • Services
  • Home & Garden
  • Electronics
  • Baby & Kids
  • Boats & Watercraft
  • Business-to-Business
  • Fashion
  • Pets
  • Sports & Leisure
  • Charity Donations
  • Community
  • Events

Feel free to check out any of the categories. In the meantime you can visit their official website gumtree.co.za

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